As a Board Member of the Young Professionals Council at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, we realize just how important it is to help our homeless youth, and we need your help. The act of giving during the holidays will feel so good this Sunday, December 8, at Eleven Nightclub in West Hollywood, when the Threads of Change clothing drive party returns for its seventh year. The event, sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC), will collect gently used clothes for homeless LGBT youth served by the Center. American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox from Season 9 will perform her latest single, “Coming Out for Christmas.”
To add to the excitement, out athletes Jason Collins and Robbie Rogers will donate clothes from their closets and Iron Fist Clothing is giving $4,000 worth of clothes and accessories, which will help stock the closet at the Center’s Youth Center on Highland where staff distribute an average of 1,200 clothing items each month.
“Our homeless LGBT youth will stay warmer this season—thanks to Iron Fist and inspirational sports figures like Jason and Robbie who are making a huge difference. We just hope someone can fit into Jason’s clothes!” says YPC member and event co-chair Tommy Johnson. “And to have Crystal entertain our guests with her latest holiday hit will truly make everyone’s spirits brighter. She is our American Idol!”
To help understand the struggle that is so real for so many, Trent Kendrick produced a powerful piece called "Homeless Youth - Any Given Tuesday." Watch it below.
More details below.
Threads of Change sponsors include Bloomingdale’s, Eleven Nightclub & Restaurant, Instinct Magazine, Iron Fist Clothing, LA Pride, Real Rock ‘n’ Roll Movers, and SoCal Social Club.
Those unable to attend Threads of Change can drop off donations at the Highland Annex, 1220 N. Highland Ave., any day between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 8
8811 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
For more information about Threads of Change, visit lagaycenter.org/threads.
For more information about the YPC, visit facebook.com/lagaycenterypc.
For more information about the Center’s Youth Services, visit lagaycenter.org.